Georges St-Pierre (24-2) recently spoke about how he felt that undertaking Volountary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) testing ahead of his UFC 167 bout with Johny Hendricks(15-1), would set a good example to the rest of the UFC and invited Hendricks to do the same., suggesting that it will help bring the sport of MMA to the next level.
Sportsnet reports that when Hendricks spoke to UFC Central radio yesterday, he is more than happy to grant the champion his request and said,
“Heck ya! The worst thing that they’re going to find is a little bit of protein in my diet. If eating wild hogs and organic deer meat and a little bit of glutamine is bad for the ol’ system then I might fail.”
While neither fighter has ever failed a drug-test in the past, GSP feels it will help to silence his critics with the likes of Josh Koscheck and BJ Penn both accusing him of taking performance enhancing drugs in the past. The fact that Georges is willing to particpate in VADA testing suggests he is confident of passing any tests which come his way with Hendricks also sharing a similiar confidence, who added,
“It doesn’t matter. Today, tomorrow, three months from now, I’ll gladly take a test for anything,”
Johny Hendricks will challenge Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167 for the UFC welterweight championship, taking place on November 16th, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hendricks earned his shot at the champion with a six-fight winning streak in the UFC that included spectacular knockouts over the likes of Jon Fitch and Martin Kampmann before recording a unanimous decision victory over former title contender, Carlos Condit at UFC 158 in March, 2013.
Georges St-Pierre has quite the winning streak of his own to be proud of, defeating Nick Diaz at UFC 158 to record his eleventh straight victory inside the octagon and his eighth consecutive title defence.